Mirena IUD Lawsuits Accuse Bayer of Deceptive Marketing

The Mirena IUD has been on the U.S. market since 2000. A long-term form of birth control, it works by emitting hormones to thicken the uterine lining and kill sperm. Since winning U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval, Mirena IUD side... Read More »

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Stryker to Pay $1B in Hip Implant Settlements

Following a unusual bellwether mediation, Stryker Corp. agreed to pay $1 billion to settle allegations of design defect and other claims stemming from the allegedly defective Stryker metal hip replacement product. What made the Stryker bellwether mediation so unusual was the fact... Read More »

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Study: Infuse Bone Graft May Increase Cancer Risk

Two independent reviews have concluded that Medtronic’s Infuse Bone Graft System, intended to speed bone healing following spinal surgery, works no better than a traditional bone graft and may increase the risk of cancer, among other side effects, according to a 2013... Read More »

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Drug Makers Oppose Centralization of Xarelto Bleeding Lawsuits

Under U.S. law, the courts may group together related Xarelto lawsuits to help streamline the legal process. However, the makers of Xarelto have opposed a recent motion to centralize the various Xarelto bleeding lawsuits. Xarelto is a drug designed to decrease the... Read More »

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Unum Lawsuit Alleges Bad Faith Insurance Denial

A Unum lawsuit alleged that the Unum Life Insurance Company has participated in a bad faith insurance denial — preventing a policyholder from getting a payout on a disability benefits claim. According to the Unum lawsuit, plaintiff Troy Arrington filed a disability... Read More »

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Pelvic Mesh Lawsuit Filed by Wash. Resident

A pelvic mesh lawsuit has joined the mass legal action over allegations that pelvic mesh lawsuits. Multidistrict litigation or MDL is a type of legal action where the U.S. court system combines similar lawsuits into a single coordinated legal action. MDLs like... Read More »

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GroupMe Moves to Dismiss Text Spam Class Action Lawsuit

The social networking business GroupMe Inc. asked a California federal judge to dismiss claims in a TCPA class action lawsuit that alleges GroupMe violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act by sending unsuspecting cell phone users a welcome text message. In the motion... Read More »

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Another Zoloft Birth Defects Lawsuit Filed

Zoloft was never specifically approved for use in pregnant women, but many women were allegedly told it was safe to take while pregnant. However, it’s alleged that Pfizer knew of the dangers because early testing of Zoloft showed birth defects in rats.... Read More »

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Testosterone Lawsuit: AndroGel, Testim Caused Strokes

Testosterone replacement therapy drugs AndroGel and Testim caused a New York man to suffer strokes, and the drugs’ manufacturers failed to adequately warn about the risk despite knowing it existed, according to a recent testosterone product lawsuit. Plaintiff Frederick Seeburger filed a... Read More »

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Texas Doctor Hit With Stevens Johnson Malpractice Lawsuit

A Texas woman has filed a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of her brother, claiming his primary physician prescribed him an antibiotic from which he developed Stevens Johnson Syndrome, a dangerous skin reaction, which ultimately led to his death. Mildred Slaughter, the... Read More »

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Judge Denies Cert. for Goodwill Unpaid Overtime Lawsuit

A California federal judge refused to grant Class certification to a unpaid overtime class action lawsuit against Goodwill Industries on Nov. 7, ruling the plaintiffs failed to prove that all potential Class Members performed the same duties while on the job. The Goodwill... Read More »

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Apple E-Book Class Action Settlement Gets Final Approval

A New York federal judge has awarded final approval to a $450 million class action settlement over allegations Apple Inc. conspired with publishing companies to raise the prices of e-books. The Apple e-book class action settlement will provide $400 million in compensation… Read More »

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